Proposal Coordinator Salary
Job Description for Proposal Coordinator
The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.Read More...
Proposal coordinators exist in a a wide variety of industries and companies. Most of their work is done in an indoor office environment, but travel to remote locations and/or teleconferencing may be necessary depending on assigned clients and company structure. Additionally, some businesses also have small teams that work together on proposals, and the proposal coordinator must work on these teams. Work hours vary, but aside from overtime on important projects, regular business hours are typical.
The educational background required for this job generally includes a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business development, public relations, or a similar field of study. Experience requirements vary based on the responsibility and pay level of the job as well, ranging from entry-level positions with minimal requirements to senior positions that require an extensive background. In some cases, additional knowledge or experience with industry-specific work or technology may also be required.
Proposal Coordinator Tasks
- Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
- Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.
- Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
- Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.
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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator
Proposal Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Desktop Publishing, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Project Coordinating.
Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Proposal Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $58K. Proposal Coordinators bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.
Pay Difference by Location
For Proposal Coordinators, busy Arlington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Proposal Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reston (+15 percent), Houston (+15 percent), San Antonio (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+8 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle (15 percent lower) and San Diego (13 percent lower).
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